May 2017
MNADV Coalition Connection
Women of Color Voices Magazine #SayHerName Jagged Justice Edition
The  WOCN, Inc. #SayHerName Edition of Voices Magazine is an inclusive social justice issue highlighting violence against women/womyn who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and police brutality suffered disproportionately due to race and intersections of faith, ethnicity, status, age, and sexual preferences/identities.  

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices
The CDC released this technical package based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) and its consequences across the lifespan.

Best Practices Fact Sheet for Working with LGBTQ Older Adult Survivors
The National Consortium on Aging Resources for Seniors' Equity has released its first fact sheet highlighting four best practices for working with LGBTQ older adults. 
Webinar: Intersectional Solutions-Advancing Racial & Economic Equity for Survivors of Color and Immigrant Survivors
Center for Survivor Agency and Justice
Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 pm

Webinar: Let's Talk About Sex-Affirming Healthy Sexual Development and Expression 
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
Thursday, May 25 at 4:30 pm

Webinar: Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence in Health Settings
Futures Without Violence
Thursday, May 25 at 3:00 pm

Webinar: A Walk Through
the Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team Guide
and Toolkit

Department of Justice: Elder Justice Initiative
Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00 pm

Webinar: Sense of Community and Shared Identity in Latina-led Domestic Violence Workshops
National Latin@ Network
Wednesday, May 31 at 12:00 pm

Webinar: Intimate Partner Violence and Strangulation in the Deaf Community
Strangulation Training Institute 
Wednesday, May 31 at 1:00 pm
Webinar: Healthy Masculinities: Mobilizing Men and Boys to Foster Positive Gender Norms
Wednesday, May 31 at 2:00 pm

Webinar: But How Do We "DO" Racial Justice?
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
Wednesday, May 31 at 3:00 pm

Webinar: Rapid Re-Housing and Housing First-Innovative Practices
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Friday, June 2 at 3:00 pm

Webinar: Survivor Safety and Coordinated Entry Systems
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Monday, June 5 at 2:30 pm

Webinar: Human Trafficking-Identifying and Responding to Victims in the Healthcare Setting
National Criminal Justice Training Center
Wednesday, June 7 at 2:00 pm

Webinar: DV / Homeless / Housing 101
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Wednesday, June 7 at 3:00 pm

Webinar: Firearms Surrender Orders in Domestic Violence Cases-Are They Legal?Battered Women's Justice Project
Thursday, June 8 at 3:00 pm

Webinar: Substance Abuse and Intimate Partner Abuse Perpetrators-Connections, Risk Considerations and Treatment Protocols
Center for Court Innovation and Emerge
Thursday, June 8 at 3:00 pm

Webinar: Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan - A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices
Tuesday, June 27 at 2:00 pm

Domestic violence leave a small cost to employers but priceless to victims
The Guardian

National DV Hotline: Immigration-linked calls increase
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Woman shares eye-opening text conversation to show what everyday abuse can look like
Huffington Post

Guns do damage in abusive relationships even when they don't go off
The Trace

Looking to work in the field? 
Project Manager
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Project Specialist
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Program Specialist

Legal Advocate (Bilingual)
HopeWorks of Howard County

Clinical Therapist (Bilingual)
Betty Ann Krahnke Center

Crisis Intervention Specialist (PT)
UMD SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

Adolescent/Child Therapist
Turnaround, Inc.

Group Clinician (PT)
Montgomery County Abuser Intervention Program

Executive Director
Youth Empowered Society (YES)
Have you seen us around? Here's what we've been up to this past month!
MNADV Trainings 

April 11 
Serving LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
(Prince George's County)

April 12
Day 4, Round 1 of our 5-Day Comprehensive IPV Training
(Prince George's County) 

April 25
LAP 201 for Law Enforcement
(Baltimore County)

Technological Stalking 
(Baltimore County) 

April 27
LAP 201 for Law Enforcement
(Dorchester County)

Children's Resiliency 
(Caroline Cuunty) 

April 29
Serving Survivors with Disabilities
(Baltimore County) 

May 7
Advanced Safety Planning
(Calvert County)

May 10
Day 5, Round 1 of our 5-Day Comprehensive IPV Training
(Prince George's County) 

May 11
LAP 201 for Law Enforcement
(Cecil County)

May 17
Day 1, Round 2 of our 5-Day Comprehensive IPV Training (Harford County)

Committees & Meetings
NeShante and Chloe Davis Domestic Violence Prevention Task Force Meeting

GOCCP Family Violence Council (FVC) Meeting

FVC Healthy Teen Dating Workgroup Meeting

Interfaith Domestic Violence Violence (IDVC) Meeting

Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence Meeting 

Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force (MHTTF)'s Victim Services Committee Meeting

MHTTF Foreign Nationals Working Group Meeting

Maryland Abuse Intervention Collaborative (MAIC) Meeting

Statewide Shelter Directors' Group Meeting

Statewide LAP Coordinators' Meeting

Howard County DVFRT Meeting 

St. Mary's DVFRT Meeting

Prince George's County DVFRT Meeting

Carroll County DVFRT Meeting 

We're Hiring for THREE Positions!
MNADV is hiring for THREE positions:


LAP Project Specialist


Project Manager


Summer Digital Media Intern

MNADV's 2017 Needs Assessment Report
Each year, MNADV requests feedback on the top training and technical assistance needs of our comprehensive domestic violence services providers. 

This feedback helps determine MNADV's top training priorities and helps identify areas where we can assist programs with technical assistance. 

Top Training Needs for Frontline Workers:
  •  43%   Vicarious Trauma/Self Care/Staff Burnout            
  •  40%   Safety Planning for High-Danger Survivors
  •  37%   LGBT/Gender Access           
  •  37%   Trauma-Informed Services (Policies, Practices)
  •  34%   Children Exposed to DV (Trauma Reactions, Parenting)
  •  34%   High-Danger Assessment Follow-up
  •  34%   Human Trafficking
  •  34%   Trauma-Informed Assessment
  •  34%   Trauma Reactions (Cognitive, Health, Behavioral)
  •  31%   Awareness, Education, and Prevention
Top Training Needs for Leadership:
  • 41%   Children Exposed to DV (Trauma Reactions, Parenting)
  • 41%   Human Trafficking
  • 41%   Vicarious Trauma/Self Care/Staff Burnout
  • 31%   Lifetime Trauma
  • 31%   Program Development and Standards
  • 28%   LGBT/Gender Access
  • 28%   Safety Planning for High-Danger Survivors
  • 28%   Trauma-Informed Services (Policies, Practices)
  • 28%   Trauma Reactions (Cognitive, Health, Behavioral)
  • 26%   Creating a Trauma-Informed Organization
Upcoming MNADV Trainings
Assessing Risk and Safety Planning in Civil 
Protective Orders: Strategies for Enhancing 
Safety for Self-Represented Litigants
This practical and interactive training  for attorneys, victim witness assistants, and legal advocates will explore how you can better serve self-represented domestic violence litigants. Faculty will describe the social science behind lethality and risk assessment and procedural justice and offer concrete tools and suggestions for court-based risk assessment in an effort to enhance safety and access to justice for self-represented litigants.

3 Chances to catch this training! 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carroll County 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Carroll County
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Calvert County 
The Right to a Roof: 
Housing Advocacy for DV Service Providers

This training is designed to inform DV ser vice p roviders on the federal fair housing protections, 2013 VAWA implementation i n housing, and current fair  housing trends and how they can be used to promote  DV survivors' access to housing. The presentation covers what constitutes housing discrimination and the federally and local protected classes as well as rec ent HUD guidance. It also provides an outline of the housing protections for survivors of domestic  violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking outlined in the 2013 reimplementation of VAWA. Finally, the training will include a discussion of how professionals can best advocate for survivors who are experiencing housing discrimination.

  Friday, July 14, 2017
  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  BECO Conference Center
  4425 Forbes Blvd
  Lanham, MD 20706

Presented by:
  Susie McClannahan
  Fair Housing Intake and Grant Coordinator
  The Equal Rights Center  

Can You Hear Me Now? 
Applying Active Listening Skills when Working with Domestic Violence Survivors

During this interactive workshop participants will examine the steps to listening with a purpose - a critical skill for victim/survivor advocates. Participants will discuss the importance of empathy and how it applies to our work with survivors. After this training, participants will be able to define active listening, its concepts, and its goals and will have practiced these skills.

  Tuesday, August 1, 2017
  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  BECO Conference Center
  4425 Forbes Blvd
  Lanham, MD 20706
Presented by:
  Amber Guthrie, MA
  Project Director
  Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
NNEDV Census Report
On September 14, 2016, NNEDV conducted a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the United States. 

Twenty-two Maryland local domestic violence programs participated in the 24-hour survey, which documented the life-saving services offered by these programs as well as a significant number of unmet requests for help.

On September 14, 2016, there were:

Survivors Served Across Maryland

Survivors Served in Emergency Shelter/Transitional Housing

Hotline Calls Answered

Marylanders Trained in DV Education and Prevention 

Unmet Requests for Services
Report on the Impact of Federal Policies on Immigrant Survivors 
Many service providers are hearing from immigrant survivors that they have increased fear and concerns about reaching out for help. In some places, advocates are reporting a decrease in immigrant survivors contacting their agencies for assistance. 

Service providers who work with survivors have reported that they are uncertain how to advise  immigrant survivors about what will happen if they call the police or go to court. 

To better understand these concerns, a coalition of national organizations sent out a survey to the field asking for their feedback. In total, 715 service providers from 46 states completed the survey.

MNADV Rejects the AHCA
MNADV, along with hundreds of organizations and individuals, has signed on to a letter by NNEDV rejecting the American Healthcare Act (AHCA).

On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and puts victims of domestic violence at grave risk. The AHCA would put health care coverage out of reach for countless victims of violence and jeopardize their health and safety.

Victims of domestic and sexual violence need access to health care. Gutting protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, limiting Medicaid, and forcing victims to suffer for the effects of abuse is unacceptable. Health care is vital part of a survivor's safety and recovery.

Now that the House has passed the bill, it moves to the U.S. Senate. MNADV will continue to fight for the healthcare of survivors in the coming months.

In Solidarity, 
Project Manager for
Communications & Training